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Plot Subtext Integration Part 1 - 02/19/2013
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I'm going way out into uncharted waters here to invent, whole cloth out of nothing, an entirely new term, maybe a new concept, in writing craft. I'm terming it Plot-Subtext Integration. Plot you all know by now is what I call the sequence of EVENTS in a story, the "because line" of what people do, what that causes to happen, and what other people do about that happening.  Story is all about what the characters learn from the events that happen -- to make a story work, a writer has to create Events that happen TO the characters, i.e. plot events that drive the story, which then causes character motivations that drive them to act creating further plot events.  That is the integration of plot and story. If you missed this post, look through it now: http://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2009/08/plot-vs-story.html The key ingredient, you'll notice, is character at the nexus of plot, story, conflict, -- all of the moving parts of the composition come together at character.  Sometimes in SF (even Science Fiction Romance) you have "characters" who are machines (R2D2 or Data), and characters who are actually Forces of Nature.  But what makes all this interesting, what makes it a story, is how all these separate ingredients interact.  Characters act generating plot, and characters speak revealing story -- sometimes they speak to themselves inside their own heads.  Characters speaking is dialogue.  We studied dialogue, and will come back to it in the ...

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